Chippendale Mahogany Slant-lid Desk, Marblehead, Massachusetts, c. 1770-80, the thumb-molded lid opens to stepped interior of central shell carved drawer above two concave drawers flanked by document drawers with baluster fronts flanked by four valanced compartments and two blocked drawers, all above two drawers centering a carved shell, the cockbeaded case of four thumb-molded graduated drawers on cut-out bracket feet, brasses appear original, old mellow surface, (minor repairs), ht. 44 1/2, wd. 38, dp. 20 in.
Provenance: Hooper family of Marblehead; Samaha Antiques, Milan, Ohio.